CITY RESIDENT CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ABUSING A CHILD
JAMESTOWN – A city man is awaiting arraignment on child molestation charges after being arrested early Sunday morning at his residence. Jamestown police say 36 year-old Victor Rosa Jr. of Swan St. was charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say a juvenile female alleges that Rosa inappropriately touched her several times while she was at his residence. He is currently awaiting arraignment in the city jail.
JAMESTOWN MAN CHARGED WITH HARASSMENT, UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT
JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown has been charged with unlawful imprisonment and harassment after an incident late Friday night in the city. Officers say 33 year-old Thomas Fisher of Flagg Ave. allegedly threw an adult female victim to the floor and allegedly physically harassed her, while also refusing to let her up and leave his residence. He was charged and is awaiting arraignment in the city jail.
OFFICERS RESPOND TO REPORTED FIGHT, DISCOVER MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION
JAMESTOWN – Three city residents face charges after officers found a large quantity of marijuana in a home at 295 Willard Street. City police were called to the area of Willard St. just after 4:30 early Friday morning to investigate a possible fight or domestic incident. The occupants of the home came to the door to speak with officers and then attempted to shut the door and prevent officers from entering the home. 26 year-old Dajuan Hollingsworth and 30 year-old Robert Ridgeway Jr. were arrested for obstructing government administration. 23 year old Crystol Clemons was also charged with disorderly conduct. Officers say upon a check of the residence a large quantity of marijuana was found inside. Hollingsworth was also charged with unlawful growing of marijuana.
CITY SALES TAX FOR 3RD QUARTER LOWER THAN PROJECTED
JAMESTOWN – It appears city officials may want to re-evaluate the amount of sales tax revenue Jamestown is projected to receive in 2012. The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting today that third quarter sales receipts for this year came in at 9.5 percent lower than what was received in 2010.
According to City Comptroller Joe Bellitto, the city has budgeted a total of$5.3 million in sales tax for 2011. Through the first two quarters, it had accumulated 55 percent. Based on the success of those two quarters, the total sales tax for 2012 was raised set to $5.75 million – an increase of $450,000. But with the news that the sales tax receipts for the recently reported third quarter are down nearly 10 percent, officials may re-examine their 2012 projection. While Belitto believes the city will still meet its sales tax projection for 2011, he now describes the sales tax projection of $5.75 million for 2012 as “pretty aggressive.”
No word yet on whether or not the city council will adjust that projection. Lawmakers will hold a public hearing on Mon., Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers concerning the 2012 city budget.
CITY COUNCIL TO CONTINUE LOOK AT 2012 BUDGET THIS EVENING
JAMESTOWN – Jamestown City Council members will continue their look at the 2012 budget when they meet this evening at 6:30 in city hall. Up for discussion tonight is the department of Development, funding for the Prendergast Library, the Fenton Historical Center and the Senior Center will be discussed. The meeting will take place on the 4th floor of city hall in the Mayor’s conference room.
JCC NURSING STUDENTS PROVIDE FUNDING FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
JAMESTOWN – The students enrolled in the Jamestown Community College nursing degree program wanted to do more than just raise awareness during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they also wanted to support the effort to improve breast cancer screening in the area. As a result, the nursing students raised a total of $457 by selling pink ribbons for a breast cancer awareness tree in their Student Union, conducting a quilt and basket raffle, participating in the WCA Employee Educational Fair, and selling pink beads and hair ribbons. They then gifted these proceeds to WCA Hospital to support the purchase of Digital Mammography so that breast cancer can be detected and treated earlier.